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Postby Guy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:42 pm

If you could choose a name for yourself in Pali, what would it be?

I would like to think of myself as "adīnacitta" (open-minded) or "akapaṭa" (open-hearted).
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

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Re: Pali Names

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:08 pm

what we can't???

I would choose the name I chose manapa
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Re: Pali Names

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:01 pm

Good question, I have always wondered what I might be called if I ordained at some time in the future. I think I would ask or prefer a name that started with 'Dhamma' not only for the great Refuge that the Dhamma is, but since it starts with a D like my given name. Some attachment? perhaps, but that can always be dropped off at the other shore. :tongue:
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Re: Pali Names

Postby acinteyyo » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:47 pm

I would choose "acinteyyo"
(a)-cinteyya = what should (not) be considered
Pubbe cāhaṃ bhikkhave, etarahi ca dukkhañceva paññāpemi, dukkhassa ca nirodhaṃ. (M.22)
Both formerly, monks, and now, it is just suffering that I make known and the ending of suffering.
Pathabyā ekarajjena, saggassa gamanena vā sabbalokādhipaccena, sotāpattiphalaṃ varaṃ. (Dhp 178)
Sole dominion over the earth, going to heaven or lordship over all worlds: the fruit of stream-entry excels them.

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Re: Pali Names

Postby Sekha » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:15 pm

probably Dukkhanirodha
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